Help:Variables

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MediaWiki knows some defined variables which can be used in texts. They are rendered differently depending on the time, the site and the page. Their syntax is similar to templates. If you want a page to show always the current time, you use {{CURRENTTIME}}. To distinguish variables from templates, most variables are capitalized.

Description You type You get
Date & Wiki variables
Current month {{CURRENTMONTH}} 02
Current month {{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} February
Genitive form
of current month name
{{CURRENTMONTHNAMEGEN}} February
Abbreviated month name {{CURRENTMONTHABBREV}} Feb
Day of the month {{CURRENTDAY}} 29
Day of the week {{CURRENTDOW}} 4
Day of the week {{CURRENTDAYNAME}} Thursday
Week {{CURRENTWEEK}} 9
Year {{CURRENTYEAR}} 2024
current time {{CURRENTTIME}} 21:01
numbers of articles in this Wiki {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} 6,315
numbers of uploaded files {{NUMBEROFFILES}} 2,648
Namespaces
{{ns:-2}} or {{ns:Media}} Media
{{ns:-1}} or {{ns:Special}} Special
{{ns:1}} or {{ns:Talk}} Talk
{{ns:2}} or {{ns:User}} User
{{ns:3}} or {{ns:User_talk}} User talk
{{ns:4}} or {{ns:Project}} Wiki Law School
{{ns:5}} or {{ns:Project_talk}} Wiki Law School talk
{{ns:6}} or {{ns:Image}} File
{{ns:7}} or {{ns:Image_talk}} File talk
{{ns:8}} or {{ns:MediaWiki}} MediaWiki
{{ns:9}} or {{ns:MediaWiki_talk}} MediaWiki talk
{{ns:10}} or {{ns:Template}} Template
{{ns:11}} or {{ns:Template_talk}} Template talk
{{ns:12}} or {{ns:Help}} Help
{{ns:13}} or {{ns:Help_talk}} Help talk
{{ns:14}} or {{ns:Category}} Category
{{ns:15}} or {{ns:Category_talk}} Category talk
Server specific
Sitename {{SITENAME}} Wiki Law School
Servername {{SERVERNAME}} www.wikilawschool.net
Server {{SERVER}} https://www.wikilawschool.net
Script path {{SCRIPTPATH}} /w
Local part of the URL
{{localurl:pagename}} /wiki/Pagename
{{localurl:pagename|query string}} /w/index.php?title=Pagename&query string
Page related
Pagename {{PAGENAME}} Variables
Pagename
(URL encoded)
{{PAGENAMEE}} Variables
Namespace {{NAMESPACE}} Help
Revision ID {{REVISIONID}} 42079

External links

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Variable